Merlin Depta takes North German title
The last round of the German regional championships took place in Munster last weekend. The race was set to be a thriller with three youngsters, Lars Hoppe, Merlin Depta and Timo Schroeder, with almost the same points in the overall ranking and all in with a chance to take the title of the north German regional champion. Having won the last two rounds, Merlin only had to prevent his two title competitors from winning to take the title. Starting from pole Merlin had Lars behind him and pushing hard from the beginning. Lars flipped his car at the end of the straight and also broke his engine which increased the gap to second. Unfortunately Merlin hit engine problems again, his Max powered Serpent 966 stopping on the main straight. With only Timo Schroeder the only title contender left in the race, he flamed out, which opened the way for ’1/10th guru’ Ralf Krause to win in front of Friedrich Roehrs and Timo Schroeder. This result would give Merlin Depta the title ahead of Lars Hoppe in 2nd and Timo Schroeder in 3rd.
Source: Serpent [serpent.com]